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April 1955

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AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1955;53(4):546. doi:10.1001/archopht.1955.00930010554014

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Postgraduate Course in Ophthalmology, Brazilian Society of Ophthalmology.  —The First Postgraduate Course on Ophthalmology, sponsored by the Brazilian Society of Ophthalmology, took place in Rio de Janeiro, Jan. 10 to Feb. 5, 1955. Dr. Almiro Azeredo was the director, and the teachers were Professors Abreu Fialho, Almiro Azeredo, Barbosa Luz, Evaldo Campos, Jonas Arruda, Joviano Rezende, Luis Novias, Luiz Eurico Ferreira, N. Moura Brazil, Paulo Pimental, Rafael Benchimol, R. Fernandes, R. Rolin, and Werter Duque Estrada.The following courses were offered:

  • First week: Anatomy, histology, and physiology related to the eye, including laboratory studies

  • Second week: Eye examination and pathology

  • Third week: Eye examination and pathology

  • Fourth week: Eye surgery, including the training of surgery in the eyes of animals

Attendance was limited to 16; tuition was 1000 cruzeiros.The Second Postgraduate Course will be held from Feb. 28 to March 26, 1956.

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